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Philadelphia shooting wounds 5 in U.S.

Philadelphia shooting wounds 5 in U.S.

A shooting near Philadelphia's Temple University wounded five people on Wednesday - two in extremely critical condition. A suspect was caught with the help of university police, a spokesperson for the school told WPVI-TV. …

Suspect in Brooklyn subway shooting arrested

Suspect in Brooklyn subway shooting arrested

The man suspected of shooting 10 people on a subway train in Brooklyn on Tuesday called in a tip to Crime Stoppers that led to his capture, two law enforcement sources told CNN. Frank James, 62, was arrested without incident by patrol …

Car crashes into fence of Russian Embassy in Bucharest

Car crashes into fence of Russian Embassy in Bucharest

A private vehicle rammed the fence of the Russian Embassy in the Romanian capital on Wednesday morning. According to Radio Romania, the car subsequently caught on fire, the driver died. "This morning around 06:00 [local time] an …

Car crashed into crowd at carnival in Belgium

Car crashed into crowd at carnival in Belgium

In the small town of Strépy-Bracquegnies (Belgium), a car crashed into a festive crowd, there are injured and dead, RTL reports. The incident happened early in the morning during the carnival in the village. At least four …

Truck crashes into gates of Russian Embassy in Dublin

Truck crashes into gates of Russian Embassy in Dublin

A man has been arrested after a truck was driven into the gates of the Russian Embassy in Dublin. It happened outside the building at Orwell Road in Rathmines at about 13:30 local time on Monday. Video footage of the incident, …

Fire breaks out on ferry off Greek island, 11 reportedly missing

Fire breaks out on ferry off Greek island, 11 reportedly missing

At least 11 people from the Italian Euroferry Olympia that caught fire in the Ionian Sea are missing, and authorities have not yet been able to find them following the evacuation of passengers and crew members, the Greek TV channel Open reported …

Blast reported at explosives factory in Poland

Blast reported at explosives factory in Poland

A strong explosion occurred at the NitroErg explosives factory in Poland's Krupski Mlyn in the Silesian Voivodeship, the RMF FM broadcaster said. The explosion destroyed one of the buildings on the plant's territory, it …

More than 20 feared dead in building fire in Osaka

More than 20 feared dead in building fire in Osaka

 A fire swept through a psychiatry clinic in the Japanese city of Osaka on Friday, with 27 people feared dead and police reported to be investigating possible arson. The blaze broke out on the fourth floor of an office building in …

Tornadoes kill more than 80 people in Kentucky

Tornadoes kill more than 80 people in Kentucky

More than 80 people in Kentucky were killed after tornadoes ripped across several U.S. states late Friday. “I know we’ve lost more than 80 Kentuckians. That number is going to exceed more than 100. This is the deadliest …

Seven die in Zanzibar after eating poisonous turtle meat

Seven die in Zanzibar after eating poisonous turtle meat

Seven people, including a three-year-old, have died on Tanzania's Pemba island after eating poisonous turtle meat. Three others are still in hospital. The meat is a common delicacy among those living on Tanzania's islands and …

Old WWII aircraft bomb explodes in Munich

Old WWII aircraft bomb explodes in Munich

Four people were injured when an old aircraft bomb exploded at a bridge near Munich's busy main train station on Wednesday, police said on Twitter, raising the number of wounded from three earlier. The Munich fire brigade said one …

Bus crash in Bulgaria kills dozens, including children

Bus crash in Bulgaria kills dozens, including children

At least 46 people were killed after a tourist bus from North Macedonia crashed and caught fire in Bulgaria early Tuesday, according to officials. The deadly accident occurred on the Struma highway near the village of Bosnek in western …

Five people killed after car plowed into crowd in U.S.

Five people killed after car plowed into crowd in U.S.

At least five people have been killed and another 40 have been injured as a result of a car hitting the participants of the Christmas parade in the U.S. city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, the local police department said. Earlier, CNN TV …

British F-35 fighter crashes in Mediterranean

British F-35 fighter crashes in Mediterranean

A British F-35 fighter jet has crashed into the sea during a routine operation in the Mediterranean, the British Ministry of Defence has said. The pilot ejected and has safely returned to the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen …

Swedish 'Mohammad' cartoonist killed in car crash

Swedish 'Mohammad' cartoonist killed in car crash

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who stirred worldwide controversy in 2007 with drawings depicting the Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog, was killed in a car crash near the southern town of Markaryd on Sunday, police said. Vilks, 75, …

Mine cage rope ruptures in LPR

Mine cage rope ruptures in LPR

A hoisting rope of a mine cage has ruptured at the Krasnyi Partizan mine in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR). According to preliminary data, the incident resulted in fatalities, the Luganskinformcenter news agency reported citing a …

Two dead as passenger trains collide in Czech Republic

Two dead as passenger trains collide in Czech Republic

Two people died and more than 40 others suffered injuries when a fast train from Munich collided with a commuter passenger train in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Four people who were seriously injured had been taken away by …

'Potential hijack' of ship off UAE coast

'Potential hijack' of ship off UAE coast

The UK has reported a "potential hijack" of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates as a security source said a tanker appears to have been seized. UK Maritime Trade Operations, a part of the Ministry of Defence, …